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Cyclops: For financial strategy, check major league baseball
by MARK GRAY
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
I am sitting with a small business owner who prides himself on reading the latest financial strategy books and discussing the joys and pitfalls of decision-making in a free enterprise system.
Cyclops: My vision for USA: A place for reinvention
by MARK GRAY
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A reader recently posed a question to me in her letter: “A number of Americans, extreme conservatives and extreme leftists, seem to hate America. I like your balanced approach. What is your vision ...
Cyclops: Stop slamming McDonald’s with online petitions
by MARK GRAY
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
I have written before that technology has made people less patient. A recent news story also makes me think that the ability to make on-line comments has made people less thoughtful.
Cyclops: Many traditions have become meaningless
by MARK GRAY
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Wall Street Journal columnist, Joe Queenan, recently wrote that Americans would be better off if the country’s businesses and institutions “repudiated outmoded traditions.”
Cyclops: Early best and worst nominees
by MARK GRAY
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
The views expressed in this column are those of the author and not necessarily of the Davis Clipper.    While 2014 is not even a quarter over, Cyclops is already viewing worthy nominations for this...
Cyclops: Tax reform that makes sense
by MARK GRAY
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
When Bob Bennett first ran for election to become a U.S. senator from Utah, his campaign was energized by a single (and often shown) television commercial.
Consider compassion in tragic incident
by MARK GRAY
Feb 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the most telling sentences in literature comes from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” when the narrator recalls his father’s advice.
Cyclops: 2 elected officials deserve our praise
by MARK GRAY
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
It is easy to criticize elected officials. With the increase in partisanship, public discussion of issues too often becomes mired in party politics: Republican vs. Democrat instead of public good v...
Cyclops: Minimum wage should be adjusted
by MARK GRAY
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Working my first steady job as a teenager, I was paid 75 cents per hour.
Cyclops: Column on Romney, Mormons is too silly
by MARK GRAY
Feb 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and not necessarily of the Davis Clipper.    In the 29 years of writing this column, I have often focused on silliness emanating equall...
Cyclops: Do snakes override property rights?
by MARK GRAY
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
In most cases, we value our neighbors; in rare cases, we fear our neighbors. And that can lead to a controversy over the extent of property rights, an issue, which while bubbling now in Salt Lake C...
Cyclops: With silly arguments, Utah will Lose fight
Jan 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
A French writer once said, “There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of the law. No poet every interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.”
Cyclops: Caucus, direct primary both have merit
by MARK GRAY
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Some things are simply obvious: Dennis Rodman needs to see a psychiatristЙ The Utah Jazz will not win this season’s NBA championshipЙ The Obamacare roll-out and the word “efficiency” will never be ...
Cyclops: Most County Workers Acknowledged the Law
Jan 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
In a typical December, the lead Utah story revolves around Santa Claus. This year, however, the most talked-about figure in Utah was a federal judge. For gay couples, the judge and Santa Claus were...
What I won’t get for Christmas
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
As we get older, many of us pay little attention to receiving Christmas gifts. In the first place, we may not need anything; if we really want something during the year, we buy it.
Cyclops: To good reason to hike state leaders’ pay
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
It seems ironic that in the season we are discussing the need to raise the federal minimum wage for low-paid cooks and laborers, a recommendation has also been made to dramatically increase the pay...
Cyclops: Your unwanted items may be collectible
Dec 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The worst advice your mother ever gave you went something like this: “Clean up your bedroom and throw away stuff you don’t look at much or play with. Your closet if stuffed with worthless junk.”
Cyclops: Count me out of Black Friday madness
Dec 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Call me consistent. Once again, I did not participate in the annual buying binge and road to rudeness that Americans call Black Friday. Neither did I besmirch the memory of wholesome Pilgrims and A...
Cyclops: Cyclops is running for president
Nov 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
With speculation about the 2016 presidential election already buzzing, I decided to throw my name in the hat.
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